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A Few Wise Quotes …

“The
Roots of Violence: Wealth without work, Pleasure without conscience,
Knowledge without character, Commerce without morality, Science without
humanity, Worship without sacrifice, Politics without principles” –
Mahatma Gandhi

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Money Isn’t Everything …

( Reading Time – Approximately One Minute ).

 

Money …

It can buy a house
But not a home,

It can buy a clock
But not time,

It can buy you a position
But not respect,

It can buy you a bed
But not sleep,

It can buy you a book
But not knowledge,

It can buy you medicine
But not health,

It can buy you blood
But not life,

So you see  … Money isn’t everything

Author ~ Unknown.

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A Short Tale Of Love, Wealth And Success …

( Reading Time – Approximately One To Two Minutes ).

  

A woman came out of her house and saw three old men with long grey beards sitting in her front yard. She did not recognize them.

She spoke “I don’t think I know you, but you must be hungry. Please do come in and have something to eat.”

“Is the man of the house home?” they asked.

“No”, she said. “He’s out.”

“Then we cannot come in”, they replied.

In the evening when her husband came home, she told him what had happened. So he said “Go tell them I am home and invite them all to come in!”

The woman went out and asked the men in.

“We do not go into a house together,” they replied.

“Why is that?” she wanted to know.

One of the old men explained: “His name is Wealth,” he said pointing to one of his friends, and then pointing to the other, “He is Success. And I, I am Love.” Then he added, “Now go in and discuss with your husband which one of us you want in your home.”

The woman went in and told her husband what had been said. Her husband was overjoyed. “This is fantastic !!” he said. “Since that is the case, let us invite in Wealth. Let him come and fill our home with money and riches!”

His wife disagreed. “No my dear, why don’t we invite Success?”

Their daughter  was listening from the other corner of the house. She jumped in with her own suggestion: “Would it not be better to invite Love? Our home will then be filled with love!”

“Let us heed our daughter’s advice,” said the husband to his wife. “Go out and invite Love to be our guest.”

So the woman went out and asked the three old men, “Whichever one of you is Love, do please come in and be our guest”

Love got up and started walking toward the house. The other two also got up and started to follow him. Surprised by this, the lady asked Wealth and Success, “I only invited Love, Why are you two coming in?”

The old men replied together: “If you had invited Wealth or Success, the other two of us would have stayed out, but since you invited Love, wherever he goes, we go with him. Wherever there is Love, there is also Wealth and Success !!!”

 

Author ~ Unknown.

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The Banker And The Fisherman …

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I have come across this classic parable many times. I want to share it with anyone who has not read it before. It is well worth taking a minute or two to read such a clever and valuable story …

An investment banker was at the pier of a little coastal village when a small boat with just a single fisherman docked beside him. Inside the small boat were several large and impressive fish.

The banker complimented the fisherman on the quality of these fine fish and asked how long it took him to catch them.

The fisherman replied, “Only a little while.”

The banker was puzzled and inquired, “Why didn’t you stay out longer and catch more fish ?”

To which the fisherman said, “With this I have more than enough to support my family’s needs.”

“But what do you do with the rest of your time ?” asked the banker.

The fisherman said, “Well I sleep late, fish a little, play with my wonderful children, take a nice nap with my wife, stroll into the village each evening and spend time with my family. I have a full and enjoyable life.”

The banker scoffed, “I am a Harvard MBA and could help you. You should spend more time fishing; and with the proceeds, you can buy a bigger boat. Then with the profits from this bigger boat you can buy several boats. Eventually you would have a whole fleet of fishing boats. Then instead of selling your catch to a middleman you could sell directly to the processor, and eventually you can even open your own cannery. You would control the product, processing and the distribution. You would need to leave this small coastal fishing village and move to a big town and eventually to a big city where you will run your ever-expanding enterprise.”

The fisherman asked, “But, how long will all this take ?”

The banker said, “Fifteen to twenty years.”

“But what then ?” asked the fisherman.

The banker laughed and said “Well that is the best part. When the time is right you would announce an IPO and sell your company stock to the public and become very rich, you would make millions from the deal.”

“Millions ? … Then what?”

To which the banker replied, “Then you could retire. Move to a small coastal fishing village where you would sleep late, fish a little, play with your children, take a nap with your wife, stroll to the village in the evenings and spend time with your family.”

Author ~ Unknown.

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A Little Piece Of Wisdom …

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“Most disease comes from things that enter the mouth, most trouble comes from words that leave it.” – Ancient Chinese Saying

 

This wise old proverb helps us to reflect on two very important ideas.

The first is quite obvious. If we eat poor quality foods, or over or under eat, then we can quickly make our bodies sick. These days it has become even more important for us to follow this sage advice as our processed diets are now more responsible than ever for polluting our systems and causing many of our modern ailments. We can easily see this in the alarmingly ever increasing rates of obesity, heart disease, dementia and cancers. So obviously eating good clean, natural and nutritious foods in moderate amounts is part of the way to bring balance to our lives and to keep ourselves strong and avoiding illness.

The second part of this clever saying, should hopefully make us consider to think and become a little more aware of our words before we utter them. Far too many of us say things without considering whether they are increasing the value of the moment or in fact are being responsible for bringing more misery to our lives and to that of others in the future. We are particularly unaware of what we are saying when we are not in full charge of our own emotions. Continue reading

Namaste … A beautiful expression …

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My favourite greeting is “Namaste”, (pronounced Nam-As-Te). It is a wonderful phrase originating from India and is commonly used there and in several other Asian cultures. To me it captures the heartfelt sincerity and deep understanding that embodies Eastern spirituality.

“Nam” means bow, “As” means I and “Te” means you. Literally it translates as “I bow to You”.

However the deeper meaning behind this saying is much more significant. The “I” and “You” in this case refers to the soul. It takes on the meaning of my soul bows to your soul.

In the East the soul is all that is good in us, and is clearly separate to the mind which harbours our ego, the home of our competitive, selfish and destructive natures.

Therefore when we greet someone with ”Namaste” we are implying that our higher real self wishes to interact with their higher self on the most genuine and purest of levels. And that we will both bypass and leave behind our egos.

When we think from our souls (and not the ego), then we act from a place of integrity, compassion and love. We act with everyone’s best interest at heart, which produces an entirely unselfish behaviour.

Apart from helping us to focus with virtue on our fellow human beings, this little saying also helps to bring our own minds the same happiness and love that we are now expressing into the world. It quietens, relaxes and calms them, leaving them in a state of joy and deep contentment. Giving us a breather and time to escape from the negativity and madness our modern world and egos often wish to drag us into.

In the East and in India, (and nowadays in many modern yoga classes all the way around the world), the spoken “Namaste” may also be accompanied by a physical expression. This is created by performing a slight bow while the hands are pressed together with palms touching and fingers pointed upwards as if in prayer. Generally they are placed in front of the centre of the chest if you wish to express love and joy from the soul, or they are placed in front of the forehead if you wish to acknowledge the integrity and wisdom of the person you are offering “Namaste” to.

“Namaste” may be used as a greeting or as a farewell.

So the next time you are amongst your friends and others you really love and respect or when you yourself want to bring the peace and wisdom contained in your soul into your mind, then instead of a simple hello and goodbye, connect with your inner spirit and offer up “Namaste” and thus bring a little more harmony and good will into our world.

A New Year’s Resolution Worth Keeping …

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I only had one New Year’s Resolution this year, and it was simply to continue on doing something that has been going on in my life for many years now.  It is something that has truly altered my entire existence. And that is simply to think more. To think more deeply, freely and independently. Not to be blindly led, brainwashed and bullied by an increasingly apathetic and grossly false society. But to come to real conclusions about who I am, what life is really about and what really matters to me.

When I was younger and more naive, I used to play that game that society teaches so well. That it is all about competing against each other, all about gathering possessions, about having a successful career. That when you get your big house and your big car, you will suddenly become happy.

And well for a time, that philosophy just about works. It is easy to lose yourself, to lose your way, (particularly if you are feeling low and vulnerable), to become dazzled by all the shiny and bright things, to try to escape into this supposedly beautiful dream of promised luxury.

In reality, in terms of your spiritual health, which I now know is the only true home of genuine love and happiness, this lifestyle will get you absolutely nowhere.

When you are trapped like a pawn in societies’ game, and you eventually start to get some of that materialistic stuff that your mind and ego were told you needed, you then begin to realise, well hey ! this isn’t making me happy. So off you go again on the next quest to pacify the desires implanted into your subconcious. And after achieving that and the momentary wave of pleasure accompanying it fades away, then the true nagging, emptiness comes right back. And once more you set off on the never ending rollercoaster of suffering and desire. That rollercoaster seemed pretty exciting first time you got on it, even thrilling but after a while it just makes your head spin, makes you want to vomit and cry, or makes you numb and turns you into a zombie feeling dead on the inside. 

Well that nagging feeling is coming from your soul. And while your ego may be temporarily satiated by some physical or emotional pleasure. Such as drugs, casual sex, comfort and over eating, empty achievements of superiority over your fellow human beings, or even the latest designer goods and accessories. That nagging feeling, that empty hole just won’t ever fill from any of that stuff.

After having experienced this cycle more than a few times, the fortunate amongst us begin to wake up, they begin to think, they begin to question.

At first unfortunately this can bring even more discomfort as false illusions are shattered and fall apart. But with persistence you eventually start to see and understand your true essence and you discover what is truly important to you in your life. And that hole, that emptiness deep inside you begins to be filled in with the right meaningful things. For the first time you slowly start to experience a real consistent peace, happiness and genuine well being.

So for 2011, I encourage you to begin this journey to think and to question, to free your mind and soul. To break away from the whims and greed of society and those in it who use spin and tactics for their own twisted interests to manipulate your mind and emotions.

So forget about those longings for a new flash car, a bigger house, a promotion or any other new trinkets to add to the multitude you have already gotten and forgotten about. Forget too about conforming to a society and those in it who have been taken over by gluttony and out of control maniac egos. Break the spell they have on you. Stop trying to please these people, to look for their acceptance and validation, for as soon as you comply with their requests they change the rules and the torment in your head just starts all over again.

So forget these things.

Instead start to think and figure out once and for all what you really believe in and commit yourself to start living a real fulfilling journey with those meaningful beliefs.

Once you gain control over your mind, you’re going to be able to see clearly and start to make the right decisions which are going to have a tremendously good impact on your life. You will empower yourself.

So how can we begin to go about this ?

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Every week in this blog, I will be adding new articles, tips, news and features about how you can increase your well being in all aspects of your mind, body and soul. I will be writing about the methods of the great philosophies and medical systems of the ancient Eastern masters and also any relevant information and knowledge from current teachers, scientists and gurus from all around the world.

 

Articles will cover everything about life and beyond. From how to manage your diet, exercise and lifestyle, to looking after your mental and emotional health, to the really important stuff of finding peace, joy, love and fulfilment in your existence, and making an investment in your long term spiritual well being. I will also be providing a fresh perspective and guide on up to date trends and new technologies in our modern society. In particular, I will be discussing and highlighting any parts which may pose a risk and be hazardous to our mental, physical or emotional health.

 All these issues will be discussed over time in this blog. When you have been given the right information and have learnt the right techniques, you will be surprised how much healthier and happier you can make your life, with just a little effort and practice in your daily routine. So be sure to check back regularly, or you might miss out on some helpful and insightful, great new ways of seeing and understanding life.

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